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Tips For Modern Sofas: 3 Natural Products You Can Use To Eliminate Stains (I/II)

Stains are one of the most hateful things that furnishing can have, I am right?

But it’s okay, don’t feel bad if you currently have stains on your modern sofa, everyone gets at least one at some point in time. It’s actually quite impossible to completely avoid them. The possibilities of getting stains increase when you have more members living with you, especially kids. 

So today we are going to focus on how to eliminate those hateful stains from your sofa. 

I have tried the following list of products with my own Togo sofa. This is an aniline leather modern sofa, with very thick cushions and big dimensions, so if you have a similar piece it would perfectly work for you too.

Now, let’s get started!

  1. Baking soda is not only your companion in the kitchen, it should also be in your cleaning kit
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Baking soda

Baking soda is one of the most commonly used products when the goal is related to stain removal. Personally, I spray a solution of this, mixing a few grams of it with distilled water, and leave it for 20 min reacting. After that, I dry it with a microfiber cloth.

Click to check other natural products to remove stains.

4 Black Friday Lamp Deals To Match Your Florence Knoll Sofa (II/II)

We recommend that before continuing to review the previous article where you can see when Black Friday is celebrated in addition to another good option of a lamp to buy on Black Friday.

Another great option to enhance or accent a beautiful and classic furniture piece like the Florence Knoll sofa, is the following lamp:

Adornments Console Table, Lamp, Mirror

Source: Walmart

This three-piece set; Console, lamp and mirror, can enhance any entryway or any office desk creating a bright and peaceful place. The discount is absolutely incredible and we are sure you don’t want to miss out!

“The mirror and lamp all have matching material that will add a tasteful touch to your decor style”.

Products dimensions:

Table: 32 L x 15 W x 32 H

 Lamp: 13 L x 13 W x 31.5 H

 Mirror: 16 L x .1 W x 24 H

Meridian Jumbo Pendant & Castle Pendant Lamps

Our third and fourth lamp options are different from the others because they are ceiling lamps. These lamps can be placed above the Florence sofa to make the design of the living room more eye-catching. They also have an incredible 30 and 50% discount!

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4 Black Friday Lamp Deals To Match Your Florence Knoll Sofa (I/II)

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Take advantage of the day of Black Friday! Refresh your lighting and implement lamps next to your Florence Knoll sofa or furniture that serves as the focal point in the center of your living room.

This year Black Friday is celebrated on November 27, these days, and even before you can buy those accessories or items that you have wanted so much for a long time but perhaps you did not have the budget to buy them. In today’s article we have listed some lamps that are for sale that could complement your current decoration.

We have decided to place lamps because lighting is one of the most important factors that make a room look large, clean, organized and harmonious.

Now, let’s see some of the best lamps deals so far!

Mid-Century Table Lamp: Safavieh Portcia 

Source: Walmart

This list starts with one of the most recurrent stores on Black Friday: Walmart.

The Safavieh Portcia lamp will match with your mid-century layout or any other design with a kind of modern-vintage vibe. This neutral lamp is designed to effortlessly elevate any room decorative aesthetic. 

Click to check ceiling lamp deals on Black Friday.

4 Interesting Facts About Le Corbusier Furniture Collection & Collaborators: Meet Corbusier

Get to know the creator of the LC2 chair and collaborators!

Le Corbusier’s furniture and life are very interesting and quite dramatic. As an influential icon of modernism, it is very important to know its backstory and the collaborators who created this revolutionary collection.

First, let me introduce you -in case you don’t know about him- who Le Corbusier was. He was a Swiss architect, urban planner, painter, writer, designer, and theorist, active mostly in France. Yes, he was like the god of the arts at that time!

He grew up surrounded by artists since within his family there were various professionals in different areas. The most relevant probe of this is his father who was an artist who painted 

spheres of the famous watch industry of the city, and his mother Jeannerct-Perrct, who dedicated her life to teaching piano and music. Not only was this a great influence on their love for the arts, but it was also their culture, beliefs such as Calvinism, and the adventurous mindset of all members.

Now that we introduced you to who Le Corbusier was, is time to know the interesting facts about it!

  1. He didn’t design the whole collection on his own, click to see who the Le Corbusier other contributors were.

4 Interesting Facts About Le Corbusier Furniture Collection & Collaborators: Materials & More

This is the second chapter of a series divided into two parts. We recommend that you consult the previous one to know the historical background of Le Corbusier.

Following the point, we mentioned before, yes! He was not alone in designing the entire collection. The team behind the Le Corbusier sofa and the entire collection was nothing more and nothing less than Charlotte Perriand and his cousin; Pierre Jeanneret.

2. This collection has very similar details, which are: exposed stainless steel frames, Leather, and straight lines. These are the general features that made this collection a modern one. 

3. The proportion of the pieces of furniture like the LC2 chair are defined by mathematical concepts learned from Da Vinci. Yes! Le Corbusier was a follower of Da Vinci’s work, so included its concepts to create a perfect and aesthetic element.

 “Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois.”

– Le Corbusier.

4. Another inspiration that Le Corbusier took was the idea of seeing houses as a machine. That is why it is well known that the collection is quite functional and simple, everything to make the “machine” in this case the house, to be the most optimal and efficient.

How To Choose The Right Sofa? | Regular Sofa: LC2 Sofa

Note: we recommend you to read the previous article about the advantages of acquiring a modular sofa.

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Now that we’ve defined the characteristics of having a modular sofa – in case you haven’t read click the link above – it’s time to talk about the benefits of implementing a regular or one-piece sofa like the LC2 Sofa.

Benefits of having a regular sofa like an LC2 Sofa

  • They adapt to almost any room by increasing the range of seating arrangements.
  • They are made for use in living rooms, but you shouldn’t limit yourself to just using them there, an LC2 sofa can easily be added in a bedroom.
  • They are usually cheaper than a modular sofa. Comparing the previous example; the Mario Bellini sofa replica (3,299 USD) with the LC2 sofa replica ($ 1,349.00 USD), the LC2 sofa is much cheaper than the Camaleonda sofa. Obviously this is due to the dimensions of both sofas, but as you can see if you are on a small budget maybe the regular sofa is the best option for you.

What is your favorite sofa, modular or regular? Comment below which one you prefer!

How To Choose The Right Sofa? | Modular Sofa: Mario Bellini Camaleonda

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Let’s argue about which sofa fits you better!

Deciding which kind of sofa to place in our living room is always challenging. You must take into consideration a lot of factors such as functionality, size, material, and more. That’s why I decided to dedicate a blog divided into two parts where I’ll describe the advantages of two of the commons sofas styles; modular sofa and fixed sofa. In this way, I think it will more simple for you to choose the perfect sofa!

Modular Sofa: Mario Bellini Camaleonda

The Mario Bellini Camelonda sofa is the perfect example of a modular sofa, it has plenty of benefits and I have summarized the most relevant.

Take a look at them!

  • It is configurable: if you are a picky person -like me- you perhaps like to have all under control, including interior designs and arrangements. By having a modular sofa you can separate its parts and set them however you want! 
  • Easy to move: As the Mariobellini sofa is modular, you can move its parts from one place to another in a matter of seconds.
  • Replacing parts is not a problem! 

Click here to see the advantages of a one-piece sofa.

3 Ideas To Add A Togo Sofa To Your Living Room | Taken From Pinterest (II/II)

Note: we recommend you read the previous article in order to understand better the ideas placed in this article.

Now that we have described some of the main characteristics of the Togo sofa, below we have put together a couple of ideas for you to take as inspiration and add the Togo sofa replica to your living room or the accessories that you will see around it.

Perfect for a nerdy corner

As this sofa is extremely comfortable – which can be deduced at first glance due to its large cushions – and perfect to sit for hours while reading your favorite book. So basically, if you’re the nerd in your family, you need a piece like this!

Add them near your books and magazines!

Credit: A Love is Blind

Include it in your minimalist design

Believe it or not, although minimalism is about: less is more, this masterpiece is very nestable in simple and functional design as a minimalist, if you don’t believe me take a look at the following example.

Credit: Aprenderingstudio

It flows very naturally with the other modern sofas, only three pieces, and painting can turn the room into magazine design.

Can it be added to a Boho design? Of course it can!

This is the latest example to convince you that the Togo sofa replica is the versatile piece you need!

Credit: Elle

Comment below which design was your favorite!

3 Ideas To Add A Togo Sofa To Your Living Room | Taken From Pinterest (I/II)

The Togo sofa has been recognized for more than forty years, representing the different and modern style that only Michel Ducaroy possesses. The Togo sofa is the recreation of a revolutionary thought focused on comfort and authenticity.

Being such an extravagant piece, it is not a sofa that is found so frequently in a normal living room, because it may be “rare” to look at due to its large cushions and the lack of a frame like the one that surrounds the LC2 chair. Only adventurous people take a chance and want to stand out from the crowd with this iconic modern sofa design.

The Togo sofa is definitely a striking piece that captivates everyone’s attention. Before we dive into the let’s appreciate a couple features that it offers:

  • Highly ergonomic: it can adjust to the activity you want to use; such as taking a nap, reading books, writing, working from your laptop, watching your favorite Netflix series, and much more.
  • Breaks the traditional scheme: you won’t find easily another sofa design as the Togo sofa has
  • Multi-density and padded cover: these are the ones that provide you the comfort you wish so much.
Click to continue with the next chapter!

3 Interesting Facts About The Le Corbusier Chair: LC2 Chair

As a famous architect of the mid-century modern style and a big contributor to Modern architecture is almost obvious that Le Corbusier should have some interesting facts behind the process creation of the LC2 chair.

The LC2 chair is one of the most iconic furniture creations of this very recognized architect and today we are going to share with you some facts that you probably don’t know about. Take a look at them!

The LC2 chair has 3 creators

Yes! Believe it or not, this midcentury chair was not a one-person creation, in fact, there were 3 architects involved in this design, which are; Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, and the star of this article; Le Corbusier.

The LC2 chair was inspired in an English armchair 

The design was basically made in order to improve the English armchair structure, resulting in a form that remains according to minimalistic principles; simplicity and functionality.

The LC2 chair was created in the ’20s but is still reproduced

The Le Corbusier chair is an icon and is still reproduced by different manufacturers. If you are looking for an original piece you can find it under the Cassina brand, on the other hand, if you have a limited budget but still want this beauty, you can find a great replica at Manhattan Home Design.

Comment below which fact was more interesting!